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Engagement #2

We assist our young people in understanding their role in the wider faith community


As young Christians, whether you are workers or students, whether you have already begun a career or have answered the call to marriage, religious life or the priesthood, you are not only a part of the future of the Church; you are also a necessary and beloved part of the Church’s present! You are Church’s present! Keep close to one another, draw ever closer to God, and with your bishops and priests spend these years in building a holier, more missionary and humble Church, a Church which loves and worships God by seeking to serve the poor, the lonely, the infirm and the marginalized. (Pope Francis at Asian Youth Day Closing Mass, August 17)


Effective and comprehensive pastoral ministry with young people calls for young people to be welcomed into leadership roles within the parish community and that the opinion of young people does count.

Suggested Implementation

Methods for Evaluation

Within the same calendar year as you attempt to address this concern, delegate individuals, both young and old, to ask: